President Trump tweeted Sunday that he would like the Senate to immediately dismiss the House's two articles of impeachment against him, but despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) backing of such a plan, he doesn't have the 51 votes to approve it when the Senate begins the impeachment trial as early as next week. Republicans have a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber. "I think our members, generally, are not interested in the motion to dismiss," Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said after a caucus meeting Monday. "They think both sides need to be heard." At least three Republicans have said they not only want a full trial but are also open to allowing witnesses, notably former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton.
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